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THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
Published Every Wednesday
Adair County News Company
OH AS. S. HARMS. Editor.
Democratic newspaper devoted to the interest
of the City of Columbia and the people of Adair
and adjoining counties.
' Entered at the Colombia Post-office as second
class mall matter.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR
WED. JM. 10, 1917
We are authorized to announce W. B. PAT
ffESON a candidate for Sheriff of Adair County,
subject to the action of the Bupublican primary
of 1917. -
We are authorized to announce CLYDE
CRENSHAW a Candidate for Sheriff of Adair
County, subject to the action of the Democratic
primary In August 1917.
For County Judge.
We are authorized to announce Klnt Montgom
ery a candidate for County Judge of Adair coun
ty, subject to the action of the Democratic party
in the August primary 1917.
For School Superintendent.
We are authorized to announce GEORGE j
AAEON a candidate for Schcol Superintendent
Of Adair County, subject to the, action of the Re
publican party as. expressed at the August 1917
For County Court CierR.
-I do hereby announce my candidacy for the
nomination of County Court Clerk of Adair
County, subject to the action of the Republican
primary in August, 1917.
T. A. FIRKIN.
Cane Valley, Ky.
It is badly needed.
prepation to furnish the
Just when it will be
not known. -
turned on is
As soon as the weather settles road
working in Adair county should begin.
President Wilson will continue to
use his best efforts to bring about
There is no tangible reason for food
stuff being so "high. The price on
meats, especially, is outrageously high.
Causes and Results of War.
Twenty-four months and 20 days
ago, Tuesday, on July 29, 1914, the
first shot was fired in the European
Six days previous to that, July 23,
1914, Austria sent her . ultimatum to
Serbia, demanding that Serbia punish
the assassins of tfie Archduke Fran
cis Ferdinand and his wife, the Duch
ess of Hohemberg.
This ultimatum was, to all intents
and purposes, the start of the war
that has engulfed Europe in the most
stupendous armed conflict of all time.
U The Austrian nobles were murdered
by a Serbian student, .who had con
spired with others on June 28, 1914.
Peace efforts, made by England,
France and Russia, proved fruitless,
arid on July 28, 1914, Austria formally
declared war on Serbia. The follow
ing day an AustrisBforce attacked
Belgrade the Serbian capital.
Thus the first shot of the war actu
ally was fired on July 29.
Meantime Germany had refused to
recognize the peace conference urged
by England. Bussia and France were
Then on July 30, Germany sent an
ultimatum to Eussia, demanding that
mobilization stop, Eussia, ignoring
the Kaiser, declared war on Czar.
Germany did not declare war on
France until August 3. The follow
ingday England entered the war
In rapid succession, on August 5,
Austria declared war on Russia, Mon
tenegro on Austria and Belgium on
Since that time practically the
wllole of Europe has become either
embroiled in the lighting or seriously
affected as neutrals.
The latest estimate of losses placed,
the grand total of dead, wounded and
prisoners as upward of 17,000,000
Russia's loss of 5,600.000 is almost
matched by Germany's estimated cas
ualties of 4,000,000.
AustroHungary is given 2,760,000
dead, wounded and missing.
Great Britain is given 800,000,
France 2.300,000, Italy 400,000, Bel
gium 180,000, Serbia 230,000, Turkey
500,000 and Bulgaria 50,000.
These figures, of course, are calcu
lated as approximately as possible
upon reports supplied by the war bu
reaus of each country, as well as the
estimates of one country of the losses
Inflicted upon another country.
Since Canada actively - entered the
war in support of Great Britain it has
sent 377,000 men to the front, and of
these 05,680 have been killed, wound
ed or captured.
On Novembei 29, James W. Gerard,
United States Ambassador, told Pres
ident Wilson informally that Emperor
William of Germany was ready for
peace ''on terms satisfactory to Ger
many." Since that time have come the rout
of Roumania, the capture of Buch
arest and the cabinet crises in Eng
land and France.
Mrs. Dora Irvin is
At one time turkey was prepared
for Christmas, but owing to the wild
vaimints tfiat inhabit the -hills, tur
key raising here is almost a thing of
Mr. Bert Butcher, one of our best
citizens, has moved to his farm on
Green river. .Mr. Butcher was an in
dustrious gentlemen and respected by
all who knew him, always ready to as
sist those in need. We wish for him
a happy and prosperous future.
-S. B. Eichardson has moved near
Decatur, within a stone's, throw of
the sparkling waters of Goosecreek.
James Volinger has recently moved
into our midst. -He is one of the best
blacksmiths we ever knew, and will dp
business at this place. .
Willie Meece, a prominent farmer,
of Bunker Hill, has moved into our
E. C. Cooper has erected a new
dwelling that has added greatly to
the appearance of his farm.
'Owing to advance age Uncle Tom
Meece has moved into the house with
F H. Austin. We feel sure he will be
properly cared for.
Eakestraw & "Hopper have moved
their saw mill to Irvin's Store, and
are doing a nice business.
Claburn Swanson, who resided here,
.has moved to the thriving village of
Salem. We wish him a prosperous
Otho Shepherd, who has resided in
Illinois for'more than two years, has
returned home'for a winter vacation.
Winter is here in its splendor, and
since its appearance many whom we
knew have crossed the silent river of
death. We are made to feel that
they had made preparation to meet
the Lord in peace.
Quite a number of prospective coun
ty candidates will be in Columbia
next Monday, the opening of circuit
An effort is now being made for an
other bridge across Green riser, near
Dulworth. Solicitors are now out
with subscription papers.
Tom White, who was implicated
with Curt Jett, in the assassination
-of Tom Marcum has been paroled.
Governor Stanley is not likely to
call an extra session of the Legislature,
and he is right. One would cost the
State one hundred thousand dollars
It now looks like the foreign war
.will continue Indefinetely. Germany
is manufacturing cannon and smaller
arms daily, and the French, English
and Eussians are just as busy.
Dr. T. R Moore, a well-known Dem
ocrat, of Franklin counny, in an
nouncing for the legislature states
that he is not only "dry," but "bone
dry." He favors a-State wide amendment.
Flem D. Sampson, of Barbourville,
the newly elected Judge of the Court
of Appeals, from the Seventh dis
trict, was sworn inlasf week. He re
signed as Circuit Judge for his presv
It is Cumberland county's time to
select r representative for Adair and
Cumberland. We have not heard of
: a candidate from either party. The
district is largely Republican. We
hope that a competent gentleman will
A report from Budapest by way of
London quoted 'the Hungarian Pre-
mir assaying the peace terms of the
Teutonic Allies were in the hands of
President Wilson. Another version
of -the same dispatch quoted the Pre-
-.aakr'a saying that they were "ready
rto.b subaiitteto the President. A
mfidectlalJojcat of the Entente
AllUe5' wr to his note has been
Fatal Fight in Casey County.
Danville, Ky., Dec. 20 William
Benedict, Sr., was shot and , instantly
killed, four other persons were wound
ed, and a number of others suffered
minor injuries in a shooting affray at
the Christmas tree celebration of the
Harris Creek School, at Lincoln, Cas
ey county, eight miles south of Dan
ville, last week
The Injured were: T3eorge Thornton
shot in leg; William JBenedict, Jr.,
son of the dead man, shot In ankle;
Bourbon Galloway, shot in right arm,
and Mike Gaddis, shot in leg.
The .school children had gathered at
the schoolhouse for their annual
Christmas tree celebration, given by
Miss Minell Prewitt, of Moreland,
teacher. The building was packed
with children and visitors.
A disturbance was created by Thos
Thornton, who, it is alleged, had been
drinking, when Mr. Benedict arose
and asked that order be restored. It
1s said that George Thornton, a broth
er of Thomas, left the building and
returned with a revolver.
It is not known who fired the first
shot, but a general shooting followed
his entrance into the room. People
ducked between the seats, fell to the
floor and jumped through "the win
dows and doors to escape the bullets,
and a number received cuts and
bruises in escaping. All of the "par
ticipants had been on good terms pre
viously as neighbors' and there had
been no bad blood between them.
Winter Brings Colds to Children.
A child rarely goes through the whole
winter without aeoM, and every moth
er should have a" reliable remedy han
dy. Fever, sore throat, tight chest
and croupy coughs are sure symptoms
A dose of Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey
will loosen the phlegm, relieve the con
gested lungs and stop the cough. Its
antiseptic pine balsams heal and
soothe. For croup, whooping cough
and chronic bronchial troubles try I)r.
Bell's Pine Tar 'Honey. At Panll
Drug Co., 25c: Adv
J Thomas Cochran, who went to .New
York sixteen years agd, penniless,- is
now a partner with J. P. itf organ; ' .
If the fire bell should rind would
you run and stop it or go and help to
put out the fire? It is much the same
way with a coug. A cough is a dan
ger signal as much as a fire bell. You
should no more try to suppress it than
to stop a fire bell when It is ringing,
but should cure the disease that causes
the coughing. This can nearly always
be done by taking Chamberlaln'sCough
Remedy. Many have use it'with the
most beneficial results. It is especial
ly valuable for the persistent cough
that so often follows a bad cold or an
attack of the grip. Mrs; Thomas
Beechlng, Andrews, Ind., . writes:
"During the winter my husband takes
cold easily and coughs and coughs.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the
best medicine for breaking up these
attacks and you cannot get him to
take any other." Obtainable at Paull
Drug Co. Adv
Feed the Birds.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. .20, 1916
Editor The News,
You tvIII please publish the follow
ing for the benefit of those who want
to protect the birds:
The Game and Fish Commission is
of course interested in the wild life of
this State and waut to stimulate the
interest of the lovers of nature in
the protection of song, insectivorous
and game birds, and we appeal to you
as the chief source of publicity in your
section to use the columns of your
paper in placlng"before the public an
appeal for the protection of the birds,
At this period of the year with the
ground all frozen and covered with
iceand snowthese little feathered
neighbors of ours are facing famine.
They cannot raise trembling hands
and beg for charity, so we forget their
needs, and since they cannot speak
for themselves their Iriends should
never cease to do it for them in the.
same old words, winter after winter.
'-'Do not clear away the wild hedges
leave, some shocks of corn in your field,
scatter grain sweepings in lively
places, fasten suet to your orchard
trees, and spread a lunch counter un
der your window out of the reach of
The tenderness engendered from a
simple service of this kind is as satis
fy fog to the soul as prayer.
I am sure you will bring to the at
tention of your readers the necessity
for this little bit of charity towards
The Game and Fish Commission
N. M. Tutt G. R. Reed
TITT & REED
Offer the following Property for
" 140 acres of good lime stone land
well watered, good dwelling and out
buildings on public road, and in a good
neighborhood. Prjce 84,200.00, one
half cash, the balance on easy Terms
This farm lies six miles S. E. of Co
Of 100 acres of the best land in'Adair
county. Good dwelling, 2 good bams
and outbuildings, i mile from Cane
Valley. Price $6,500.
Of 304 acres, 9 miles from Columbia,
on Green river, 1 mile from pike now
under "construction. 52 acres river
bottom. Good dwelling, barn and out
buildings, 2 good orchards. Price
Nine room two story dwelling and
lot, situated on one of the best res
dence streets in Columbia, near the
square, barn and out buildings. A
very desirable home. A bargain.
Price on application.
115 Acres of good land in a good
neighborhood, good buildings on pub
lic road, about 8 miles south of Colum
bia. Price $1,600. (Bargain)
40 Acres lime stone land,' very good
buildings, desirable place to live, 4
miles south of Columbia. Price $1,600
House and Lot: House with six
rooms, good out buildings, good water
and other conveniences, just out of
town limits. Price 8850.
House with 9 rooms just out of town
two shops, all buildings good, corapar
tlvely new. Price 81,900.
40 Acres of land unimproved (cheap
residence) lying 3 miles N. W. of -.Columbia.
30 'Acres land, good new residence, 2
good springs, a good well. Price $700.
31 miles N. W. of Columbia.
8800 for house' and lot near the pub
lic square, good garden, good well,
barn &c. Desirable place and is worth
-the money asked.
$1,500 for 58f acres of land lying 2
miles S. W. of the town of Columbia,
near the Glasgow road, new 5 room
box house, good barn, good well in
Hard 25 acres in meadow, 25 acres in
cultivation, ballance in timber. I
cash the balance on time to suit pur
chaser. 7 acres of good limestone land.
Three room residence, two barn?, two
good springs, one well, one of the best
locations in- Gradyville. Away from
the creek. Price right
Farm of 121 acres, 5 miles south of
Columbia. 45 acres bottom, good
buildings, splendid oachard, well
watered. All in high state of culti
vation. Price 4,000.
75 acres of land insightof Columbia,
Ky., good land, 8 acres bottom, 15 acres
timber, fenced. $50 per acre.
FAbm m Taylor county Consist
ing of 200 acres, 100 acres In woodland,
90 acres ingrass, 10 acres in cultivation,
dwelling and barn. Situated 41 miles
south of Campbellsvllle, on Robinson
creek. Price 83,000.
124 acre farm, 21 miles S. W. of Dunn
ville, in Adair, Casey, and Russell
counties, reasonable good buildings,
good orchard, good spring, Well water,
70 acres cultivation, 6 acres in meadow,
20 acres corn, average 8- bbls.' acre,
limestone land, 86Q0 to $800 worth of
175 acres timber land, near Webbs X
Roads, Russell County, on Dixie High
way. Estimated to -have 75-.000 ft.
saw timber. Price 81,200.
33 acres 11 miles from Columbia. 7
acres first-class bottom, balance fresh
land. Four room box house, well w
tered. Price 8830. " :
PUTTING IT OFF
Has been the ruin oi as many Eyes as any one thing.
There may be the feeling of a slight inconvenience at
first. You may think, O' they will be alright in a few
days. Don't be deceived, if there is ever an eye defect
at all, you should not rest until a COMPETENT OP
TOMETRIST has been consulted. You may save
yourself a life of displeasure by coming to us in time.
BRYANT & SHIVELY,
Jewelers and Optometrists
ItTs Here-Come In-See If
Lingering Coughs are Dangerous.
Get rid of that tickling cough that
keeps you awake at night and drains
your vitality and energy. Dr.' King's
New Discovery is a pleasant balsam
remedy, antiseptic, laxative and
promptly effective It soothes the ir
ritated membrane and kills the cold
germs; your cough Is. soon relieved.
Delay Is dangerous gefr-Dr.'King'js
New Discovery at once. vJEor nearly
fifty years it ba bwo the favorite
jrem&dyfor gripp,.crup, cooghs and
coins, uet a ootti toaay; at J?aui
Drug C., 50c.r '"'.' : Adv
and 5 rooms,
in the town, of
Three houses, 7, 6,
acre lots, good wells,
Columbia, west of
Price $1,200" eacu.
96 acres of limestone land, good
spring, 6 room box house, good barns,
9-miles N. W. Cclumbia. $1150.
House and lot on Fair Street,, with
six rooms, good well and outbuildings,
all new, house wired for lights. Price
COT-JMBI A:?. EX.
The New Type "Z"
Why use an engine that burns 25c gasoline, when you
get a Fairbanks-Morse Oil Engine and burn llc coal oil?
Why buy an Enging from a. catalog house without seeing it,
when you can see this Enging in operation any time by calling on me?
Below I give you a list of users of Fairbanks-Morse Oil En
gines in Columbia:
Stevens & Sandusky,
Town Rock Crushes,
J. C. Yates, two 6 h.
Columbia Bottling Works
1 J h. p.
o h. p.
G. B. Smith & Co., 20 h. p.
Lindsey-Wilson 4 h. p.
C. S. Harris 6 h. p.
Nell & Son, Bottlers 3 h. p.
M. L. Young 3 h. p.
3. h. P. 7
FOR PRICES SEE
J. F. PATTESON
"Largest in Dixie."
V. J . Hughes 8" Sons Co.
Windows, Doors. Blinds, Mouldings, Columns,
1 Stair Workj Brackets, Etc. Write for our Catalog
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